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D-Day, June 6th, 1944

I cannot let today go by without reflecting on the extraordinary events that took place 77 years ago today: June 6th, 1944: D-Day! Everyone knows the images of brave men emerging from landing craft and wading ashore under a hail of fire, to begin the process of...

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A Slender Thread

We last saw Eleanor and Johnnie Shaux at the beginning of 1942… Some months have passed… Eleanor Shaux woke an hour before dawn. She stretched and kicked off the covers. Johnnie grunted without waking. He always slept on his back, with his arms wide apart and his legs...

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More Mondays

In April we focused on famous events that occurred during Mondays in April. By popular demand, we’ll do May as well. So, on this May 10th, a busy day in history:The Transcontinental Railroad CompletedOn May 10th, 1869, the Central Pacific Railroad’s eastbound tracks...

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Yet Another Monday

Two weeks ago I asked if it seemed like just another Monday, not much going on? Same old, same old? Well, I said, think again! In the context of history, there’s no such thing as just another day. After all, if the human race has been around for 100,000 years, it’s...

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Just Another Monday

Does it seem like just another Monday, not much going on? Same old, same old? Well, think again! In the context of history, there’s no such thing as just another day. Take today, for example, April 12th. In 1861, 160 years ago, the American Civil War began when...

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The March of Folly II

‘History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce:’ Karl Marx My second blog for this March of Folly takes as its theme Karl Marx’s famous aphorism that: ‘History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.’ i Never has the idea that history repeats...

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